At A Stitch in Time, we believe in the power of hope, connection, and the relentless pursuit of mental health well-being. Founded in 2014 by Greg, who witnessed the struggles of those closest to him with mental health conditions, our organisation began by selling game-worn sneakers to raise funds. Over time, as our understanding of mental health evolved, so did our mission.
We have always held a strong belief in sharing personal stories and lived experiences to promote mental health awareness. However, we recognised the need to complement these stories with evidence-based tools and techniques that could make a tangible impact on people's lives. Our commitment to our approach has never wavered. It is about creating real change and improving lives.
The proverb "A Stitch in Time" captures the essence of our vision. We believe in the importance of addressing mental health issues promptly, for when we wait, problems tend to escalate and take longer to resolve. Education and awareness about mental health are paramount in our mission.
We understand that we are not meant to face challenges alone. Humans are wired for connection and support. That is why we have created safe spaces where individuals can freely express themselves, be heard without judgment, and receive the respect, acceptance, and support they deserve. We believe in the power of open conversations, seeking help when needed, and taking preventative measures to avoid crises.
Our goals are simple yet profound:
- To offer hope: We believe in the transformative power of hope and strive to inspire individuals on their mental health journeys. Through sharing our own experiences, we aim to show others that recovery is possible and that they are not alone in their struggles.
- To stand beside, with, and among: We proudly stand by the side of every individual, providing support and solidarity. We emphasise that no one should face mental health challenges alone. Together, we can create a community where everyone feels understood, supported, and valued.
- To honour your story: We believe that every person's story is significant. By embracing diverse experiences and perspectives, we foster an environment where everyone's voice matters. We encourage individuals to share their stories, knowing that their words can inspire and uplift others.
- To promote hope, help, education, and prevention: We understand that hope alone is not enough. We combine it with practical assistance, educational resources, and proactive measures to prevent mental health crises. We strive to equip individuals with the tools they need to navigate their mental health journeys successfully.
Join us on our mission to empower Western Australians to be forces of change in our community. Together, we can create positive health and well-being outcomes. At A Stitch in Time, we firmly believe that hope, help, education, and prevention are not just abstract concepts—they are real, tangible forces that can transform lives.